The new generation Toyota Land Cruiser has again fallen victim to spies. This time, a video was posted on the Web with an SUV driving through a closed area. This is the first video to show a car in motion.
Initially, there were rumors that with the change of generation, the Land Cruiser (presumably, it will appear with the index 300) could get a monocoque body. However, later it turned out that the model will retain the spar frame, continuous rear axle, permanent all-wheel drive with a reduction gear and optional cross-axle differential locks.
Among the external differences from its predecessor – a redesigned front end with a slightly different radiator grille, modernized optics, different rear fenders and a wider hood. Judging by early photos of the interior, the Land Cruiser received a multimedia system touchscreen (presumably 12 inches), under which are rectangular air ducts and a climate control unit. Options include wireless charging for your smartphone.
It is expected that the engine range will include a 3.5-liter V6 petrol turbo engine (420 horsepower) and a 3.3-liter turbodiesel with 309 horsepower. A pair of them will be a ten-band automatic transmission. Also in the future, the Land Cruiser may acquire a 500-horsepower internal combustion engine and a hybrid unit.
Earlier, several copies of the Land Cruiser 300 hit the video during transportation on an open auto transporter. In addition, a series of photos taken on the territory of the Toyota plant was published on the Web: the pictures show off-road vehicles in different colors.
According to insiders, the premiere of a new generation SUV may take place in the coming weeks.